Preferred term: phrynoderma

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1. <chemical>

A local name for the igneous rocks of Derbyshire, England; said by some to be derived from the German todter stein, meaning dead stone, that is, stone which contains no ores.

2. Bufonite, formerly regarded as a precious stone, and worn as a jewel. See Bufonite.

(01 Mar 1998)

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<botany> A name given to many umbrella-shaped fungi, mostly of the genus Agaricus. The species are almost numberless. They grow on decaying organic matter.

(01 Mar 1998)

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